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Audience wants more as school celebrates with Oliver.

MORE than 90 pupils took to the stage in Blue Coat School's annual musical production.

is year the school staged the Lionel Bart Classic, Oliver!, which was part of the school's 300th birthday celebrations, and included [euro]lmed sequences and images of the old Blue Coat School as part of the story.

e famous Dickensian tale of the boy who asked for more was a sell-out and performed over four nights.

A clear hit with the audience, the students showcased a blend of acting, dance and song with many spectators commenting on the high standards of performance and design achieved in the production.

In the title role was Year 7 pupil, Joseph Street, with Year 9 pupil, Max Edwards, as his sidekick e Artful Dodger.

Year 12 student Finlay Turner-Berry took on the role of Fagin, Jessica Weale in Year 10 played Nancy and Ben Edwards from Year 13 played the villain of the piece, Bill Sykes.

Pupils in the cast also made a four-legged friend, with a real dog (Reggie) taking on the role of Bullseye.

e show's director, drama teacher Andy Raf-af-af e, said: "I am immensely proud of all pupils that have taken part, whether onstage, in the band or as part of the crew. ey have all worked incredibly hard and their talent, professionalism and dedication to the project have been inspirational. My congratulations and gratitude go out to them all."

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 12, 2015
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